Launch customer All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing 787, becoming the first carrier to do so.
The 787-9, which features a small “ANA’s 50th 787” decal on its forward fuselage, was handed over in a ceremony at Boeing’s Everett delivery centre on 17 August.
The particular aircraft was involved in the flying and static displays at the Farnborough air show in July.
“The 787 Dreamliner has played a significant role in opening up new routes into new markets, while also forming the backbone of our long-haul fleet,” said ANA president and chief executive Osamu Shinobe.
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the airline has 35 of the smaller 787-8s in service, while one is in storage under repair following a recent engine failure.
The latest delivery also brings its 787-9 fleet to 14 units, with a further 30 on order. ANA also has orders for three of the stretched -10 variant.
FlightGlobal schedules data shows that ANA deploys its 787s on services to Europe, North America and across Asia-Pacific, as well as on some domestic routes.